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Westchester County, NY Wholesaler Calls for Boycott of Coca-Cola

Jason Gooljar | Yesterday, I was walking home from White Plains, NY when on Central Avenue I saw something rather interesting. A local beverage wholesaler by the name of the Leewood Beverage Center had signs in their windows that read “Boycott Coke for Unfair Trade Practices”. more...  1 Comments

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Jaap den Haan | Flowers more...  0 Comments

Billionaires for Coal Personally Thank Manhattan Banks

jessica lee, The Indypendent | Brushing aside global warming as "a liberal myth," a handful of “wealthy elite” visit the "Wall Street Seven" coal-burning power plant investors more...  4 Comments

Building Bridges Radio:Spying on the Billionaires; ACT UP Health Care for All

Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg | Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
National Edition
Produced by Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash
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Wolfie apologises for affair but not for his war(s).

lamb | He illegally promoted his mistress in a company and has to plea for mercy from his war profiteer buddies. more...  0 Comments

Losses as Profits: Review of Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room

Helmut Hoege | The firm's business idea consisted in showing future profits on the books as real profits and thereby a super-balance.. In this "Darwinian tragedy," the Enron cadres ennobled their corrupt business practices by referring to Richard Dawkin's "The Selfish Gene." more...  0 Comments

Taking on the Mob

Bennett Baumer | The longshoremen of Local 1588 in Bayonne, NJ knew their place – they worked and kept their mouths shut. When your past union president, an exboxer named John DiGilio, is found floating in the Hackensack River with two bullet holes in his head, you don’t ask too many questions. When the man who usurped the local from him threatens to settle disputes with a blowtorch to the crotch, you don’t go to the union office to voice concerns about benefits or safety issues.

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Latte Laborers Take on a Latte-Liberal Business [New York Times]

Worker Freedom | April 8, 2007- New York Times
By Daniel Gross [of Slate Magazine, not the IWW Organizer]

 http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/08/weekinreview/08gross.html?ex=1333684800&en=f5762d02ea84bcf9&ei=5124&partner=permalink&exprod=permalink
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On verge of major protest, CIW reaches landmark accord with McD's

ATX IMC | Today at The Carter Center in Atlanta, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) and McDonald's announced a landmark agreement to work together to improve the wages and working conditions of the farmworkers who pick Florida tomatoes. After two years of escalating pressure by the CIW and its allies, McDonald's has agreed to all of the CIW's demands and more.

"Two years ago, our agreement with Yum Brands marked the first step toward a distant dream of ensuring human rights for workers in Florida’s fields," said Lucas Benitez of the CIW. "Today, with McDonald’s, we have taken another major step toward a world where we as farmworkers can enjoy a fair wage and humane working conditions in exchange for the hard and essential work we do every day."

Coalition of Immokalee Workers || Student Farmworker Alliance more...  7 Comments

Building Bridges Monday: Bloomberg's Poverty Program; Sisters on the Frontline

Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg | WBAI Radio's Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Produced & Hosted by Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash
Monday, April 9, 2007, 7 - 8 p.m. EST, over 99.5 FM
or streaming live at  http://www.wbai.org
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Announcing: FARE STRIKE! San Francisco 2005: First-Hand Accounts

IDP | Finally, a collection of first-hand accounts of the Fare Strike, in which thousands of San Franciscans openly and spontaneously united along class lines and rode mass transit for free. Popular anger over service cuts, fare hikes and threatened driver layoffs on Muni (SF Municipal Railway that runs a system of buses, streetcars and cable cars) set this action in motion. The working-class was being saddled with increasing costs for declining service in a system that was already very poor. Anger at this was transformed into the joy of refusal as many people rode mass transit like any other day, yet withheld their money from the fare box. The alienated space of public transportation was briefly transformed into an arena of solidarity and radical possibilities. more...  1 Comments

From Below and to the Left: NYC Immigrants in the Zapatista’s ‘Other Campaign’

Movimiento Para Justicia del Barrio | Movement for Justice in El Barrio, a grassroots organization of Mexican immigrants fighting against gentrification in El Barrio (East Harlem, New York City), is hosting a series of events in NYC and New Haven this April and May as part of the Zapatista-initiated Other Campaign. more...  0 Comments

From the New York Times - (National Labor Relations) Board Accuses Starbucks of

Worker Freedom | From the New York Times - (National Labor Relations) Board Accuses Starbucks of more...  0 Comments

Naomi Klein Speaks at NYC Ethical Culture Society: full transcript

DOGSPOT | Naomi Klein recently appeared in New York for the launch of Jeremy Scahill's book on Blackwater and delivered a short speech at the the Ethical Culture Society. The transcript below is courtesy of Democracy Now!. more...  0 Comments

IWW Starbucks Union Organizers Daniel Gross, Joe Agins Prevail at Labor Board +

Worker Freedom | Submitted by SWU on Tue, 04/03/2007 - 2:35am.
April 3, 2007

New Labor Board Complaint Exposes Deep, Lengthy Anti-Union Effort by Starbucks

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African reparations tribunal launches pledge drive

Uhuru African Liberation Solidarity Campaign | African Liberation Solidarity Campaign launches pledge drive to support the International Tribunal on Reparations for Afrikan People, takin place in Berlin, Germany this June. more...  0 Comments

Good News In a Time of War

Thomas Riggins | The income gap between the top 10% and the rest of us is getting larger. more...  0 Comments

Building Bridges Mon:Spying on Billionaires;ICE Immigration Raids; Guestworkers

Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg | WBAI Radio's Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Produced & Hosted by Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash
Monday, April 2, 2007, 7 - 8 p.m. EST, over 99.5 FM
or streaming live at  http://www.wbai.org
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IWW Hits Giant Big Apple with Daily Pickets

Stephanie Blight | Members from the NYC IWW put up daily picket lines this past week in front of Giant Big Apple Beer Ltd in Woodside, Queens. People were out there every day from Monday through Saturday. The pickets were held in response to the vandalism of union workers’ cars. The goal of the pickets was to hurt the company by preventing trucks from making deliveries to the company. more...  1 Comments

SAT 3/31: Global Corporatocracy Book Event + Live Folk Music @ Vox Pop; FREE

Vox Pop | VOX POP is proud to host this educational and musical cultural event featuring the new book, A Game As Old As Empire, James Henry and Lucy Komisar, plus live folk/rock from Satchel Jones. James Henry and Lucy Komisar will lead a discussion about economic hit men, global corporatocracy, and how powerful corporate individuals and institutions enrich small elites while often impoverishing masses of people for generations. Afterwards, Satchel Jones will perform songs of dissent and humor with his guitar, harmonica, and kazoo. FREE! $9 Dinner special! more...  0 Comments

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